: :inin Kyiv (EET)

US, EU Reaffirm Crimea Belongs to Ukraine

On the eve of the seventh anniversary of the Russian invasion and seizure of Crimea, the United States and European Union have reaffirmed their positions that Crimea belongs to Ukraine.

“Russia’s invasion and seizure of Crimea” is “a brazen affront to the modern international order,” U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement. “We affirm this basic truth: Crimea is Ukraine,” Blinken said.

The U.S. “does not, and will never, recognize Russia’s purported annexation of Crimea,” the statement added.

The United States is repeating its call for Russia to immediately end its occupation of Crimea, to release all …read more

Source:: Voice of America